ASA Congratulates Dr Fakhrul Alam who was announced overall winner of Lecturer of the Year 2015. Read on for College winners and Advocacy Accolades
Yet another fabulous clubs' prize giving dinner and awards ceremony was held at the ASA lounge on Monday 19th October. Invitations were sent out to all of the club committees and there were about 80 students in attendance, many of whom came dressed in club attire, be they branded t-shirts or climbing harnesses.
The awards presented were:
Our first movie night for the year kicked off in the ASA longue and it had an enjoyable atmosphere. ‘Pay it Forward’ was a really touching and sad movie (a few people had watery ears by the end of it). Everyone really enjoyed watching it, as the story behind it is one of great motivation; a small idea can change the whole world. It was a very good representation of what a Social Innovation project aspires to. Hopefully we can get more people to come along to our upcoming events! We really want to get more students aware of how big of a difference small things can make.
Due to insufficient nominations being received to fill all positions on the ASA Executive for 2016, the nomination period has been extended and will now close on Friday 11th September. Get involved, join Team 16 https://asa.ac.nz/executive/elections
As an intro to the snow season, MUASC ran 3 trips to Snowplanet during Semester 1. We used the ASA van to provide transport from Massey which means everyone can get to know each other and new members get a feel for what Snow Club trips are about.
For our events we had 13, 16 and 10 students attend respectively and the events were enjoyed by everyone who came. It was awesome to see that each group was made up of about 70% new members with a few old members coming along to help out and give skiing and snowboarding advice. It has also been great to see that some of our new members have come along to multiple nights as they are trying to “get good enough to come to the mountain”. This is exactly the opportunity we hoped to provide members with by running regular trips. We have some funding left to run some more Snowplanet evenings, so why not come along and give it a go!
The Community Garden club borrowed the ASA's Go-Pro camera and made a time-lapse video of them
assembling their new shed.
Albany Massey Engineering Student Society purchased a new pool table last month, following a generous grant from the Albany Student Association.
The arrival of this new pool table was welcomed by students both young and old, with undergrads, post-grads, and even staff quickly coming back out of retirement to demonstrate their skills. The new addition has been a welcome sight in the Student Recreation Room, which is the communal space on the Albany Village campus for students to relax and socialize between classes.